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JOHNNIE STEELE. AKA and see "Auld Brig o' Ayr (The)," "Bob Steele," "New Brig o' Dee (2) (The)," "Miller o' Dervil (The)," "Benholm Castle." Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Hunter): AAB (Skinner). Composed originally by James Barnett [1] (1847-1898) of Kirkwall, Orkney, although the melody has been developed by others under a variety of titles. J Murdoch Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody, 1935) remarks that Peter Lennie, also a fiddler from Kirkwall, "is said to have had a hand in framing Barnett's air."

James Barnett of Kirkwall

Source for notated version: Köhler's Violin Repository [Skinner].

Printed sources: Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 102. Laybourn (Köhler's Violin Repository, Book II), 1881-1885; p. 172. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 82.

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